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Teens skip check with waiter on car roof

Skokie, Ill. -- Three Chicago teenagers were charged with ditching a dinner bill and drove off with a waiter clinging to the roof rack of their SUV, police said.

The trio was pulled over in suburban Lincolnwood earlier this week after they allegedly drove eight blocks with a waiter from the Buffalo Wild Wings in Skokie hanging on to their vehicle.

The Chicago Tribune said the incident began when servers allegedly saw the three skip out on their $51 bill. Waiter Peter Crotty gave chase and jumped aboard the SUV as it left the parking lot. The SUV went through one red light before pulling behind a building.

"They started getting out of the vehicle," Crotty said. "I was thinking they were going to fight me, so I jumped off."

Nacchio to skip resentencing

Denver -- Former Qwest executive Joe Nacchio asked a judge in Denver for permission to skip a resentencing hearing that would disrupt his prison routine.

"That's my world now," he said, describing his life that includes leading Catholic services in a Minersville, Pa., prison, where he is serving a six-year sentence on 19 counts of insider trading, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

Nacchio was also sentenced to a $19 million fine and ordered to return $52 million in ill-gotten gains from his sale of company stock in 2001.

Nacchio was sentenced in 2007. He said he preferred to skip the resentencing, which would take place in Denver, far from his family.

Tiger Woods' wife not to show up at his comeback tournament

Tiger Woods is all set to make his comeback to the golf tour at the Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, next month, but his wife Elin Nordegren won't be by his side.